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What Does Fair Work Australia Think About Your Facebook profile?

15/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald called “Like it or not, Facebook posts could cost your job” explains why employees and jobseekers need to be mindful of what they post in their personal networks and how it can impact their careers. It’s understandable when an employee is caught in a lie – like calling in sick so they could go to a party. But when is it okay for an employer to sack someone because of what they said in their private networks?





Reality Check: Entry-Level Mining Jobs

12/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Every day we have jobseekers contact us about how to get started in mining jobs or how to find the first job on an offshore rig. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult for people with no experience to break into mining or energy jobs. At the very least, you will need to have qualifications relevant to the resources industry along with proven experience. These jobs are very competitive and there’s a large pool of people with no skills or site experience who are competing with you for a handful of entry-level roles.





Free Mine Safety Roadshow Events in Western Australia

11/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Department of Minerals and Petroleum (DMP) in WA is sponsoring free roadshows to address mine safety issues surrounding fatigue, supervision, construction and maintenance. The 2012 Mines Safety Roadshow is part of an annual series presented by Resources Safety.





New Mentoring Program for Women in Australian Resources Industry

10/10/2012 05:00 AM / Gina Meibusch, AWRA Program Manager, AMMA
An exciting new chapter in the Australian resources industry is starting which we expect will create positive ripples throughout the mining, energy, oil and gas, construction and allied services sectors. Gina Meibusch, AWRA Program Manager at AMMA, is our guest blogger today and introduces the AWRA e-Mentoring program kicking off this year.





Skilled Workers Still in Demand in Australian Resources Industry

09/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
We’ve been getting a lot of questions in our social networks about the viability of the resources industry and how it impacts job availability. There’s a growing concern among jobseekers about the many negative stories in the press saying the boom is over. It would be easy to assume the industry is on the verge of collapse. Nothing could be further from the truth.





Mining Training for Aboriginal Jobseekers in South Australia

08/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Connecting Aboriginal People to Mining program aims to train Aboriginal jobseekers in South Australia for jobs in the mining industry. More than $700,000 is available from a joint state and federal government program with applications now open. Tom Kenyon, Employment, Higher Education and Skills Minister is looking for mining companies and RTOs (registered training organisations) to participate in the Connecting Aboriginal People to Mining program.





Industry Speaks: Following Up a Job Application

05/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you spend more than 5 minutes in online career centres or discussion forums for jobseekers, you’ll find debate about how long a candidate should wait before following up on a job application. There’s a fine line between proactively managing your job search and nagging the person you most want to impress. How long should you wait before you check in?





Research Tips That Will Help You Land Your Dream Job

04/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
How well you research a company and a job can make all the difference in whether you land your dream job or not. Every jobseeker from experienced engineer to a new graduate can improve their chances of getting the job they want by thoroughly researching the opportunity. This handy infographic provides practical tips to put your job search on the road to success.




900% Increase for Overseas Engineering Graduate Visas in Australia

03/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has reformed the 476 visa scheme resulting in a 900% increase in the number of overseas graduates eligible to work in Australia.  
The 476 visa is designed for engineering graduates who obtained a tertiary engineering degree to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. Applicants have to be younger than 31 years of age





Civil Engineering, Mining Power Australian Construction Industry

02/10/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A new report from Cordell Information and the Housing Industry Association shows civil engineering and mining projects dominate the Australian construction industry.  The annual Housing Industry Association-Cordell Construction 100 provides data on the largest 100 companies working in engineering construction and non-residential building sectors. It’s no surprise resources projects dominate the 2012 findings. 





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